The midfielder bagged his first goal for Newcastle United today.
Newcastle may have cut it fine toward the end, but they put in an excellent performance to defeat Everton 3-2 a St James Park.
Both teams went into the game on a run of poor form and needed the win. Thanks to the performance, among others, of Jack Colback, Newcastle did just that.
The summer signing from Sunderland would have been hurt more than any of the other players by a recent defeat to The Black Cats and the thumping defeat by Manchester United had not helped improve morale.
But Colback was superb in the fixture this evening. His excellent performance also saw him score his first goal for the club since his summer move.
Throughout the game he outclassed the likes of Gareth Barry and James McCarthy, running beyond the front-men and holding back in midfield.
Add to that his exquisite delivery from set-pieces and it was no wonder Newcastle fans love calling him the Ginger Pirlo.
Here is some of the reaction from Twitter to Colback's performance...
Brilliant response this from Newcastle, Jack Colback is excellent.— Liam Kemmett (@LiamKemmett1) December 28, 2014
So happy for colback to score that. He's been excellent this season.— Mark Stockley (@MarkRStockers) December 28, 2014
Colback has been superb today along side Tiote totally outclassed Barry and McCarthy. MOTM for me even without a yellow card— Ben (@IHMU4EVA) December 28, 2014
Did I just see Jackie Colback doing a goal out of the corner of my eye? That's wonderful— David Harrison (@djh_86) December 28, 2014
Colback! Excellent goal!— Edith (@cutestlass) December 28, 2014
Colback what a finish ya fantastic ginger.— Braden (@bradyyyybunch) December 28, 2014
Ginger Pirlo loves it....nufc Jamie— North East Banter 2 (@NEbanter2) December 28, 2014